Lisa Copeland was made in Korea, imported to the United States and raised as a Nebraskan.  She received her Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a Master's in Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management.

Lisa joined the firm with over 15 years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer providing strategy, leadership and financial risk management. Prior to joining the firm, Lisa worked in the banking, construction and real estate industries. She served as a former bank examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and a Business Integration Consultant for Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting). She has traveled extensively throughout her career and spent a year working abroad in Zurich, Switzerland.

Lisa oversees the firm’s operational and financial reporting and processes, provides long and short term financial planning and budgeting, develops the firm’s financial strategies, and provides risk management for all of the KAA Design Group entities. Her passion for finance and accounting has led her to participate and assist in forming a CFO Roundtable group which is comprised of other local design firms within the Los Angeles area with the united goal to create Best Practices within our industry.

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About Us

Our design philosophy is predicated on deep, meaningful connections between the house and the land. Southern California is blessed with a nurturing environment that provides extraordinary opportunities for true indoor-outdoor living. The homes we design fulfill that promise with beauty and joy.


Our Thinking

The Mediterranean in Southern California

Architecture inspired by great traditions of the Mediterranean region has a long, rich history in California. The fruits of this long lineage flavor the character of our cities and dot the surrounding hillsides. At KAA Design, we have often found the Mediterranean architectures to be a perfect fit for our clients wishing to build here.

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